Let go of some stuff
What does that have to do with heart issues?
Well, a lot!
All that stuff which you are so blessed to possess actually affects you in a very deep way. You clean it and sort it and organize it and fret when it isn’t organized and cry when it gets broken. In fact, many of us weaker minded folks are more affectionately attached to our precious possessions than we are to our own children. If you don’t believe me, check your response next time your child breaks something of yours. The world we live in promotes materialism above all else. We want more money so we can spend more money. And then what? We have more stuff to deal with and care for.
Look out! I’m about to say something extraordinary!
Maybe, just maybe, if we got rid of some stuff and stopped caring about it so much, our hearts would have room to truly care for people. I’m not saying you don’t care about your family. I’m saying we all could be doing a much better job without the heavy burden of stuff.
It has been said that you should only keep that which is beautiful or truly useful. How many of our things would not pass that simple test? How much more room would we have in our homes? How much more likely would we be to cuddle up and read a story to our kids if we could find the couch? (Not to mention all the electronic cares in our lives)
I have one lifetime and I want to spend it with my kids. I want to spend it in the yard listening to the birds. I want to spend it helping people better understand how to keep Torah. I don’t want to spend it looking for something I lost amongst the stuff. (10 points to whoever tells me the Bible story that last phrase came from.)
So go get rid of some stuff and enjoy a lighter free-er heart. 🙂
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